\ (ˈ)kī¦yī \

Definition of ki-yi

 (Entry 1 of 5)

used to express exultation
\ " \
ki-yied; ki-yied; ki-yiing; ki-yis

Definition of ki-yi (Entry 2 of 5)

: yelp a … dog ran ki-yiing past us— Klondy Nelson & Corey Ford

ki-yi

noun (1)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of ki-yi (Entry 3 of 5)

1 : a bark or yelp (as of a dog)
2 : dog

ki-yi

noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of ki-yi (Entry 4 of 5)

in the U.S. Navy
: a small brush for scrubbing clothing or canvas
ki·​yi | \ ˈkē(ˌ)yē \
plural -s

Definition of kiyi (Entry 5 of 5)

: a small large-eyed cisco (Coregonus kiyi synonym Leucichthys kiyi) found in deep waters of the Great Lakes

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History and Etymology for ki-yi

Interjection

origin unknown

Intransitive verb

imitative

Noun (2)

origin unknown

Noun (3)

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“Ki-yi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ki-yi. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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